Faith Based Peace Building in Northern Ireland
Rev. Dr. Gary Mason directs a conflict transformation organization based in Belfast called "Rethinking conflict." Prior to this Gary spent 27 years as a Methodist clergy person in Belfast and has played an integral role in the Northern Irish peace process. He played a key role in establishing the Skainos project which is a world class urban center developed in a post conflict society as a model of co-existence and shared space, it is acknowledged as the largest faith-based redevelopment project in Western Europe.
Mason is a close advisor to Protestant ex-combatants on the civilianization efforts of paramilitaries. He was instrumental in facilitating negotiations with paramilitaries and government officials, and in 2007 his contribution was formally recognized by the Queen.
Mason, Gary, "Faith Based Peace Building in Northern Ireland" (2016). Global Awareness Lectures. 14.